Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files @ Grimaldi Gavin

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Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files is a selection of photographs of Russian prisoners tattoos collected by Arkady Bronnikov between the mid-1960s and mid-1980s. A senior expert in criminalistics at the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs for over thirty years, part of Bronnikov's duties involved visiting correctional institutions of the Ural and Siberia regions. It was here that he interviewed, gathered information and photographed convicts and their tattoos, building one of the most comprehensive archives of this phenomenon acquired by FUEL in 2013. Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files is on view until November 30, 2014, at Grimaldi Gavin, 27 Albamarle Street, London.